Norse Violence Prevention promotes the vision of a violence free campus by engaging the NKU community in innovative prevention strategies and support-centered advocacy.
To mobilize every member of the NKU community to be a proactive part of the solution in reducing violence on campus through our values.
Kendra Massey started as the Director of the Norse Violence Prevention Center in February 2019. Prior to coming to NKU, she worked in the field of interpersonal violence prevention and intervention at community-based nonprofits for over fifteen years. She strongly believes that interpersonal violence is preventable and is excited to be part of a coordinated prevention and response team at NKU. She's committed to addressing the issue of interpersonal violence through a trauma-informed and insectional lens. Kendra holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Xavier University and is pursuing a Masters of Social Work from NKU.
Likes: Traveling and doing anything active and outdoors
Favorite food: Snacks, especially applies with peanut butter
What I can't live without: Chapstick - I have Burt's Bees on me at all times.
What I love about NKU: The welcoming environment and amazing students
Emily Wright started as the Advocate for the Norse Violence Prevention Center in January 2020. Emily graduated from NKU with her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work and is excited to return to the university that had such a great impact on her life. Prior to NVP, she advocated for human trafficking survivors in Southwest Ohio, conducted outreach in Cincinnati, and provided trainings on human trafficking to the community. She looks forward to ensuring all students that come to NVP feel heard, empowered, and supported.
Likes: Reading, podcasts, the Cincinnati Reds, camping, and boating on the lake
Favorite food: Skyline Chili
What I can't live without: Iced Coffee and Spotify
What I love about NKU: It's an extremely friendly, close-knit community.
Morgan Behle is a graduate student working to obtain her master's degree in social work. Morgan started working as a practicum student at Norse Violence Prevention Center during her last semester of her undergraduate career in the fall of 2018. While working at NVP, Morgan has assisted in executing active bystander campaigns and coordinating self-care events for students. Morgan has also spent a great deal of time researching various policies such as Title IX and the Clery Act in order to advocate for survivors on campus. Morgan is extremely passionate about advocacy and prevention, as well as empowering survivors of sexual assault and power-based personal violence. While she has worked mostly on a community-wide level to help survivors, she is excited for work more directly with NVP's clients during the 2019-2020 school year.
Likes: Going to shows and concerts, creating art, and listening to true crime podcasts.
Favorite food: Indian food and Hawaiian pizza.
Who ispires me: My mother and my best friends.
What I couldn't live without: A notebook for to-do lists.
Favorite quote: "It's chaos. Be kind." - Michelle McNamara
What I love most about NKU: The dedication and passion many of the students have to help others and leave a positive impact.
Jasmine is an undergraduate student pursing a Bachelors of Social Work and Social Justice Minor. In her professional career Jasmine hopes to have her own nonprofit dedicated to providing trauma-informed care to women and children that are victims of violence. Jasmine is working as a practicum student with NVP this spring.
Likes: Reading tarot, listening to music, and watching The Masked Singer
Favorite food: potatoes in any form, Costco pizza, carrots, and artichokes
What I love most about NKU: The continuous dedication and support faculty and staff have to developing their students.
Dalton Goble is a senior level student who has just begun his journey with NVP. He comes from Prestonburg, Kentucky, a very small town in southeastern Kentucky. He joins NVP after a summer of working for the university as an Orientation Leader. Dalton majors in Organizational Leadership with a minor in International Studies where he focuses his research on organizational development with the implications of Artificial Intelligence in a contemporary society. Dalton is very excited to help out the Norse Violence Prevention team and is eager to make a positive, lasting impact on this campus through NVP.
Tala Al Masri
Tala is currently in the Master of Social Work program at NKU and will be graduating in May 2020. She recieved her bachelor's degree in architecture and her post-graduate degree in minimum cost housing. After 12 years of owning her own business, Tala felt she was ready for a career change and social work made the most sense. Not only does Tala currently work at NVP, but she also works at FUEL NKU. Tala is so excited to build her foundation in the social work field, and one of her goals as a student coordinator is to build a strong connection with the international student population to better meet their needs.